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QPR v Swansea City Championship match postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak at London club

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Swansea City’s Championship clash with Queens Park Rangers on Saturday has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak within the London club’s camp.

The Hoops were due to face Sheffield United on Monday night, although the fixture was called off.

Speaking on Monday, QPR boss Mark Warburton stated it was “highly doubtful” that his side’s contest with Russell Martin’s men would go ahead.

“Just being honest with you, I’ve got 10 players isolating. From a manager’s perspective, Swansea looks highly doubtful because, to have so many now not returning until the week starting the 20th, they won’t return to training until the 21st, 22nd or 23rd of December,” he said.

“So in my mind, and I know people above my pay grade will make the decision, Bournemouth is the next game we’ve got to focus on.

“Football has its obligation to do what it can. Hopefully we can lead from the front and set the right example. I’m convinced we’ve made the right decision.”

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And on Tuesday night, it was officially confirmed that the match at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium would not go ahead on Saturday, December 18 as planned.

A new date for the fixture will be confirmed in due course.

A Swansea statement read: “Swansea City’s Championship fixture against Queens Park Rangers has been postponed.

“The game had been due to take place on Saturday, December 18 at 3pm at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

“QPR informed the EFL that it would be unable to fulfil the fixture due to a number of positive Covid-19 cases within their squad.

“In accordance with regulations, the EFL will now review the circumstances of the postponement and any rearranged date will be confirmed in due course.

“Swansea City will automatically refund supporters who have purchased tickets, while National Express have informed the club that fans who have bought coach travel will automatically be refunded on Wednesday (December 15).”

Swansea return to action against Millwall at The Den on Sunday, December 26.

QPR said: “Further to a number of positive COVID-19 cases in the first team squad, our Sky Bet Championship fixture against Swansea City on Saturday 18th December has been suspended.

“QPR informed the EFL that it would be unable to fulfil the fixture at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this weekend, having previously been unable to fulfil Monday night’s fixture against Sheffield United.

“In accordance with EFL Regulations, the League will review the circumstances of the postponement with a rearranged date for the fixture to be confirmed in due course.

“The FanZone has also been suspended with a new date to be confirmed in due course.”

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